We have a very active lifestyle, and we want to feel good doing the things we need to do and love to do, whether that’s working, going on adventures or spending time with our loved ones. We imagine that you would also like to feel your best. Day-to-day life is easier when you’re healthy and strong physically, mentally, and emotionally. With that being said, the reason we work on staying intentionally healthy is not necessarily because we love the work involved, but we want the results that come from doing the work.
Many people find it difficult to stay committed to their health resolutions. We have found that this is because people try to make BIG changes, but they make those changes a small priority. If people simply flipped that thinking around and made small changes but treated them like a BIG priority, they would have a much easier time sticking to their health goals.
A common resolution is to get healthier and/or lose some weight. Unfortunately, people often come hot out of the gate and lose their momentum quickly because they don’t set realistic goals. Of course, everyone is in a different season of life and at different levels of health and fitness. For example, if you have less mobility, don’t start your journey running, start it walking. Start with whatever feels comfortable and sustainable and then increase your effort over time.
For us, maintaining physical, mental, and emotional health is a lifestyle and here’s how we got started on our journey.
- Admitting we had some room for improvement.
- Deciding to stop doing unhealthy things and start making healthier choices.
- Committing to making those changes a priority.
With that being said, here are three tips to help you get healthier and stronger!
1. CHOOSE YOUR LEVEL OF PHYSICAL ACTIVITY.
Depending on your current physical capabilities, decide how much exercise you need to do during the week. We recommend intentional physical activity at least 4 to 5 days a week, even if it’s just for 15 minutes a day. Anyone (yes, anyone) can prioritize at least 15 minutes a day to exercise. Remember that it’s okay to start small; you can always bump your workouts up when you feel more comfortable. Working out consistently can help with your physical and mental health!
If you’re planning to change the way you eat, that’s great, too! A wonderful place to start is increasing the amount of water you drink daily and simply being more aware of your eating habits. If you notice that you have a habit of sitting on the couch and diving into a bag of potato chips while watching TV, switch out the chips for an option that’s lower in fat. You’ll see some surprising results from just making a few small changes.
We’re committed to eating fairly healthily, but we also want to enjoy the things we like to eat. For some, that may mean sweets or pizza but for us, it’s Taco Bell™. Sadly, their delicious nacho cheese doesn’t contain all the essential vitamins and minerals that our bodies need. In fact, most people don’t get all the nutrition they need from their diet, which brings us to our next topic.
2. CONSIDER SUPPLEMENTS (BECAUSE YOUR DIET MIGHT NOT BE ENOUGH).
It’s hard to get all the vitamins, minerals, and nutrition that our bodies need solely from our diet. Even when you think you’re ahead, and you’ve switched out sweets with fruits, you’re probably still missing something. Thankfully, we found an incredible supplement brand that we really believe in. Nutrilite™ has an amazing story. They’re the highest quality supplements for all ages, and they’re the only nutrition company in the world to grow, harvest, and produce products from their own certified organic farms. Learn more about Nutrilite™, here. Whatever vitamins and minerals your diet is lacking, you can fill in those gaps with supplements. You can also use them to treat and prevent issues with your joints, heart, eyes, memory, energy, weight, hormones, and so much more.
By filling those nutritional gaps, you’ll see an increase in not only your physical health, but also in your mood. Studies show that feeling better physically leads to feeling better emotionally. When those aspects of your life are enhanced, you’ll be able to turn more focus on getting good rest and relieving stress.
3. INCREASE AWARENESS AROUND STRESS AND REST.
Of course, life can be busy and stressful. It’s been said many times that the “problem” isn’t really the problem, but it’s a person’s reaction to the “problem” that’s the real issue. So, ask yourself, “How do I respond to stress?” Some people get physically sick from stress and others have more of a negative emotional response. Knowing how you usually respond to stressful situations may help you understand the changes you need to make to relieve stress. Remember, you can’t always control people or situations, but you do get to decide how you react to them. A good attitude can go a long way in helping you overcome a stressful situation. Be a solution seeker!
Another great way to relieve stress is to make sure you’re getting enough rest. If you like to start the day early, make sure that you’re in bed and asleep in time to get enough rest. Don’t stay up late-night scrolling or watching TV. Have the discipline to turn off the device or the distraction. If you have trouble sleeping, we highly recommend a natural sleep aid like Nutrilite™ Sweet Dreams Sleep Gummies. They are seriously amazing!
We hope you choose to make your overall health a priority in your life. We know it’ll be a blessing to you and your loved ones if you do. We hope that the tips shared here will help you take steps toward being your best physically, mentally, and emotionally!
Thank you! These are some great thoughts to make simple and doable changes!
Always appreciate your articles…thank you!
I love the idea of taking small steps to big change. Thank you!
Great tips and reminders for us all. Thank you!
We’ll said. Inch by inch, everything’s a cinch. We’ve also found that it’s helpful to track our daily activity. Keeps us motivated and encouraged.
Great article and ideas to getting and staying healthy!
Thank you for the excellent advice on where to go Big (priorities) vs Small (changes) for best sustained results!
Great read!!! I love the flip. Do small things at a BIG priority. One of the things I need to be more mindful of is #3. I don’t get enough rest and it can add so much more unnecessary stress to me day. Working on that!!!